Bamboo As An Indoor Plant

by Thomas Fryd

The bamboo plant is actually a type of grass that is found mainly in the tropical regions of the world. As such, these plants have acclimatized to areas with warm weather and high rainfall. They are beautifully simple plants and for this reason, many people choose to grow them indoors. Bamboo is a relatively easy plant to care for if you follow a number of tips.

How Do You Take Care Of These Things?

To ensure that your bamboo remains healthy, you must first realize that they high humidity and warmth. If you this in mind, the rest will follow.

When you have purchased your bamboo, situate it in a spot that is sheltered, but has a balance of light and shade. This will allow the plant to acclimatize to living indoors. Do not fertilize the bamboo when you get it home as it was most probably already fertilized in the nursery.

The amount of water that your bamboo will will depend upon the microclimate in its position. If you find that the soil dries out fast indoors, a deep soaking water is the best option to prevent it from stressing as a result of not enough water. This may not necessarily mean it has to be watered daily; each plant has to be treated according to its individual needs. If the leaves of the plant are curling, it will need more water: drooping leaves suggest it is getting too much.

A great way to care for the watering needs of your bamboo is to “mist” it. A pebble tray is also a wise choice. Misting will replicate the conditions that the bamboo would experience in nature. A pebble tray is a simple tray filled with pebbles and enough water so that the pebbles can just be seen above the surface. The pot containing the bamboo is put on top of the pebbles making sure that it does not touch the water.

It will become easier to care for your bamboo once you have had some practice. There may be times when you will have to place the bamboo palms out into your garden to allow it to obtain the necessary amount of sunlight, or alternatively you can place lights near the plant to replicate and help the plant achieve photosynthesis.

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